I really shouldn't do that sort of thing again.... go away without my children to a desert island in the Bahamas, have an amazing time and then step off the plane and expect to effortlessly slip into the domestic demands of life on terra firma in the real world. I have come back with many tales to tell and photos of me with Disney characters and nobody seems to want to listen to my adventure stories. I can't think why. AND WHERE ARE MY PRINCESS DRESSES? Where is my spotless house? I had to rush from the airport to my son's school to pick him up from his exam, laden with bribes - mostly from Hollister (primarily because by the time I'd finally got to the front of the queue to pay for the clothes, my very precious limited shopping mall time was nearly over). My mother has done an amazing job holding the fort and the kids all seem calm and happy. I am hoping that my decision that life is too short to miss "once in a lifetime" opportunities that come my way won't come back to haunt me. I have to hold my breath now until mid February to find out if he's passed his exam. Fingers and toes crossed then. How bad a mother will I feel if it goes wrong. But. I have come back with the Disney faith. It will not go wrong. His dreams (and my own) will come true. ANYWAY. Home. Cold. Rainy. Grey. How can everything already seem like a fabulous blurry dream? I will write about the experience in due course. But in the meantime I wanted to say a big thank you to the lovely Sarah from Disney for including me on the trip and to Dave and Kate on her team and also to Phil from Virgin Holidays for co-hosting the event. I am still completely mystified as to why I was invited, but once I've read through the notes I took whilst meeting THE BIG CHEESE of Walt Disney (no, not Mickey Mouse) then I will perhaps have a better idea. Here is a photo of some of the team sitting in a teacup for dinner (as you do) that made the trip so much fun. I will have to try and find a picture of all of us, but in the meantime:-
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